Recording of the webinar organised by the Social Protection for Employment – Community (SPEC) which discussed BRAC’s graduation programme, Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP).
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The International Center for Higher Education Research at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) is organizing a MOST School in collaboration with Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO Beijing Office in 

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The second Berlin Global Learning Forum, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Global Practice Group on Social Protection, Labor and Jobs of the World Bank Group, took place from 28 – 30 September 2016. The forum’s objective is to encourage global knowledge sharing by means of peer-to-peer learning among social protection practitioners.

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At the WIDER seminar on 29 November, Yoa Pan of Aalto University will present her work on successful social programmes in China. A social programme can achieve great success in one case but not in another, and the reason is far from clear. This paper tests a new hypothesis that timing of programme introduction relative to local political cycle greatly affects a programme’s impact, using a government-implemented village fund programme in China.

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Around 1.1 million children in Nepal up to age of 15 years are away from home (Centre Bureau of Stastic,2011) .These children are living either with their employers or in the streets, trafficked, unaccompanied and institutionalized. Among them 304,000 children are living with employers,( CWISH 2012). Among them, 5 – 17 years, 40.4 % are economically active, out of which 1.6 million children are engaged in labor ,0.62 million in hazardous forms and 0.126 million in worst forms of child labor (NLFS, 2008).

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Despite the recent reforms in the Philippine pension system – the increase of social pensioners to 2.8 million indigent senior citizens beginning 2011 to 2017, and the increase in amount of Social Security System (SSS) pension – approximately 40% of Filipino senior citizens are still left out – no pension. In order not to leave out any senior citizen especially the ‘missing middle,’ the Social Pension Program under Republic Act 9994 or Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 must be amended.

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Many programs at both the national and regional levels aim to improve the livelihoods of the world’s poorest. Governments, researchers, donor agencies, and NGOs have turned to field experiments as an exciting tool to evaluate existing programs and answer key questions in development economics.

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Many of the workers in the formal economy can take certain things for granted: a regular income, health insurance, unemployment benefits if they lose their jobs, and a pension when they retire. Such things are a distant dream for workers in the informal economy, who in many countries make up most of the workforce. For them, unemployment, maternity or retirement can push their families deep into poverty. An illness or accident may mean hunger, homelessness and destitution.

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This document offers a rationale for scaling up effective nutrition-sensitive social protection interventions to reduce the global burden of child and maternal malnutrition in Asia – South and South-East Asia in particular. Its purpose is to inform practitioners from both fields during the design and implementation of SP programmes by using a nutrition lens. The document reflects on current issues, such as innovations and challenges for future programmes and practical implications for existing programmes in Asia.

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This working paper examines whether migration policy, in addition to managing a country’s population size, is a suitable tool to influence immigrants’ labour market outcomes. It exploits a migration policy change that occurred in Australia in the late 1990s and data collected by the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia.

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